The Cavallo Tucker Full Pad is specially coordinated to Tucker Saddle styles: Endurance Trail (full skirt), High Plains (full skirt), Cheyenne Frontier (full skirt), Cimarron Trail, and Buffalo (full skirt).
This saddle pad uses the same memory foam technology you already know and love to increase symmetry in your saddle fit, absorb shock and provide a more pleasant riding experience for both horse and rider.
Length: 32″ (81cm)
Width: 28″(71cm) x 16″(41cm) tapering to 12″(31cm)
Cavallo Total Comfort System Saddle Pads are designed to promote even distribution of weight to the weight-bearing longissimus dorsi muscles along either side of the horse’s backbone; to keep weight off the horse’s spine; and to allow room for the horse’s scapula to move properly within the narrow confines of the saddle.
Our Tri-Density Solution, plus the performance enhancement (PE)panel, combined with fine finishing details including genuine leather butt joints, nylon bindings and aeration perforations, provides the Ultimate in Saddle Pads, benefiting both horse and rider!
Shock absorbent: it’s not shocking!
- Saves the backs of both horse and rider
- Promotes blood circulation (the slow release memory of the open cell foam creates a gentle massaging action on the horse’s muscle structure)
Improves saddle fit: Fit for Excellence!
- Contracts at pressure points, fills gaps
- Enhances the saddle gullet (protecting the spine)
- Cutback allows wither relief
- More comfort for a saddle which fits perfectly
- Allows one saddle to be used on multiple horses
- Compensates for the changing horses back (different levels of conditioning, natural development over the season and development over the horse’s lifetime)
Thin: Thin is important!
- 4 different material densities creates a thinner pad with greater shock absorption than a pad twice as thick
allows more room for free movement of the scapula (shoulder blade)
Reversible: Effective & Stylish
- New Zealand wool on one side, closed cell shock absorbing foam on the other
- Use either side against the horse; it’s your personal preference!
Patented Nitrex Closed-Cell Foam:Non-PVC foam that has low resilience and low penetration value, resulting in excellent shock absorption, insulation, cushioning and rebound (G-value energy return). Far superior to traditional foams.
- soft and lightweight
Open-Cell Memory Foam to enhance saddle fit:
- releases as the rider shifts weight to vary pressure and gently massage the muscles, promoting healthy circulation
- evenly distributes rider and saddle weight on the muscles
- contracts where the saddle is tight and remains full where the saddle has less contact.
New Zealand Merino Wool:100% Merino Wool carded and consolidated into a dense material. The resulting cloth is then heat-bonded to enhance dimensional stability, durability and abrasion resistance.
high directional stability to maintain shape
- wicks away moisture
- breathable and insulating
This is how it all started.A few weeks ago, we received a request from Hawaii.. Aloha Carole
My name is Lori and I work for the Mayor of Honolulu. The May or has been riding my horses in various parades and the rule the parades have is that every horse needs to be shod. It's so frustrating to deal with these archaic views and policies. They are stating that the heat of the asphalt is detrimental to the hooves.
This was not the first time this issue has come across to us at Cavallo. Of course there is the consideration of significant heat conduction and transference from metal shoes on asphalt. Have they ever seen the sparks fly when metal hits that surface or even rocks on the trail at a speed?
What about the benefits of protection that our Cavallo soles would provide?
There are not studies available, but I can tell you from experience our Cavallo soles do not transfer as much heat as metal. And if you 'compare apples to apples', the benefits of a properly functioning hoof that bears weight and encourages blood circulation is far superior to what happens to a shod horse moving on a hard surface. Here we do have studies! The University of Zurich in Switzerland conducted a study determining that 800 Hz frequency travels up the shod horses’ structure at a trot on asphalt. This amount is enough to kill live tissue, both within the hoof itself and further up the horse’s structure.
Obviously I offered The Mayor some boots. And here’s the response from Lori below:Our Aloha Festivals 70th Annual Parade was this weekend and the Mayor of Honolulu rode my horse, Misty. As I mentioned before, she has never been shod before so boots were being allowed as a compromise. Your boots worked absolutely perf ectly!! They all stayed in place and did not rub her at all. They actually blended in perfectly and looked so natural. I thank you very much for your support and WONDERFUL boots!! Mahalo, Lori Kahikina All’s well that ends well.
Mahalo! A Testimonial from Hawaii
Metal Shoes and Bits Outlawed ‘Round these Parts!At one time, the mounted unit herd was managed very traditionally, but the officers found they were constantly dealing with hoof issues and other ailments that that we have come to understand can be caused or exacerbated by use of metal shoes. Metal shoes on asphalt refer concussive force which travels through the hoof and up the leg of the horse. In 1984 Swiss Cavalry at the University of Zurich, Switzerland conducted research into the effect of metal shoeing. Studies showed that the impact force a shod hoof receives on hard ground is 10-33 times that of an unshod hoof. The vibration in the hoof from the shoe is approximately 800 hz. (This level of vibration is high enough to DESTROY LIVING TISSUE). The metal shoes were also restricting the natural flex function of the hoof when bearing weight, and therefore limiting much-needed blood supply to the hoof and lower leg. Due to these issues, the unit decided it couldn’t hurt to try something new, and in 2004, they experimented by having one horse go barefoot. It was so successful that they now keep their entire herd (40 horses) barefoot! They noticed the health of their horses improve greatly, and the vet bills were cut in HALF! They also experienced better traction on slick surfaces, which helps both the officers and horses to feel safer when on patrol. Hard to argue with that! AND the force has recently decided to go Bitless as well, with great success!
Barefoot, Bitless, Booted and in Bliss[caption id="attachment_11240" align="alignleft" width="299"] Houston Mounted Police using Cavallos[/caption] The horses often go barefoot on patrol, but they use Cavallos when needed. Cavallo Hoof Boots protect hooves while policing during protests or other large events where broken glass or sharp objects on the ground could present a risk of injury. The Houston Mounted Patrol Unit are providing horses the best and most natural care possible. They enjoy their success by trusting their gut - and believing in the perfection of the design given by Mother Nature.
Looking for Barefoot Mentors?The Houston Mounted Unit is an inspiration towards a natural healthy lifestyle. Knowledge, courage and Cavallo Hoof Boots can make this possible for you too. Contact us any time to get the support you need to get your horse moving with confidence, safety and protection in his Cavallo Hoof Boots. Wishing you many happy trails,
What Has 160 Barefoot Hooves and Says NO to Bits?